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Customs, courtesies still apply in electronic communication

Posted November 2, 2012 by

Modern communication is quick and convenient, and has dramatically altered the way the Air Force fights. Air Force information systems provide each Airman with direct and immediate access to the world. While information systems such as email, webpages, electronic transfer points and data links vitally enhance productivity by providing massive amounts of information to each…

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AF chief of staff releases 2013 reading list

Posted February 8, 2013 by

The Air Force chief of staff published his professional reading list Feb. 1. In a message on the website, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said, “We are the world’s greatest air force because of our Airmen … and we must continue to strengthen that team.” He asks Airmen to take a look at the list…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted June 14, 2013 by

– A sense of purpose can overcome adversity. The Hanoi Hilton inflicted terrible suffering on hundreds.  But from the ashes of POWs came 16 general officers, six admirals, two ambassadors, two college presidents, two U.S. Senators, one U.S. Representative, 3 MDs and many other CEOs and leaders.   Through our prayers — an opportunity to…

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Leadership about everyone moving ‘up’ together

Posted September 13, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Stiles

You can find leadership lessons in the strangest places. Some people search high and low, far and wide for mentors and wise sages with the hope of finding leadership enlightenment, the moment when everything in your supervision tool box finds a purpose. For me, that moment didn’t happen during a weeklong seminar, conference or executive…

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Develop a study plan that works for you

Posted December 13, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Patrick Edem

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – The weighted airman promotion season is back; chief master sergeant promotion testing period has just ended while senior master sergeant, master sergeant, technical sergeant, and staff sergeant cycles are fast approaching. My message, if you don’t read any further, is to study for promotion – I mean really study…

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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted March 14, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert The wreckage of one Airman’s vehicle rests on the access road near the Spangdahlem Main Gate after a distracted driving accident Feb. 19. SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – We all think, “That’ll never happen to me.” We’ve all read the statistics and heard the slogan, “Distracted…

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Thank you, for now

Posted June 6, 2014 by Maj. Jeremiah Hammill

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland – Capt. Thomas Hammill was a Green Beret who served in Vietnam and Cambodia. I knew him as an uncle and hero; however, society had a different perception of him and the rest of the men and women who fought in Vietnam. Vietnam veterans returned to America and found protests, hate…

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Suicide prevention more than a month-long campaign

Posted September 5, 2014 by Jonathan Stock

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All Airmen have a responsibility that lasts much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone’s 24/7, 365-day…

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Sexual assault everyone’s business

Posted December 5, 2014 by Anonymous

I walked in the bathroom and blood was everywhere. It looked like a murder scene. I looked up and there she was sitting on the toilet hunched over and crying. When I asked what happened she didn’t respond. She couldn’t talk. I was terrified and confused as to what happened. Why was she bleeding so…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Don’t you wish you had a few moments of peace and quiet? Sounds nice but that may not be reality. The weekly journal Nature recently reported, “Given the choice, many people would rather give themselves mild electric shocks than sit…

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